A major 1,200 acre site for a linked sustainable urban extension to Cambridge for about 11,000 homes. The ownership of the site is split between the Ministry of Defence and a local landowners Trust. The local landowners element of the project is led by Turnstone in a joint venture with St John’s College & Royal London Asset Management, known as Waterbeach Development Company.
The site has an allocation in South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Local Plan adopted in 2018. In September 2018 RLW Estates obtained full planning permission for a relocated railway station. In January 2021, RLW obtained a resolution to grant outline planning permission for:
Waterbeach New Town East will be developed alongside the consented scheme at Waterbeach Barracks which combined will see the delivery of 11,000 homes. This meets the requirements of the Local Plan in South Cambridgeshire, which identified land to the north of the existing Waterbeach Village as suitable for a new settlement.